Great Minds, Hot Hearts, and All That Stuff…

I’ve started using the great Oswald Chambers classic My Utmost for His Highest in my personal devotional time Daily Dynamic Times or DDT’s ($1 to Tony McCollum!) this year, and like millions of other Utmost-ers, I came across today’s selection and it reached out and grabbed my mind and heart.

Well, it seems I’m not the only one. My buddy Royal Farris – yeah, he spells his last name wrong! 🙂 – blogged about it already today.

Here’s the part that has grabbed me and hasn’t let go all day long…

We need to learn this secret of the burning heart. Suddenly Jesus appears to us, fires are set ablaze, and we are given wonderful visions; but then we must learn to maintain the secret of the burning heart— a heart that can go through anything. It is the simple, dreary day, with its commonplace duties and people, that smothers the burning heart— unless we have learned the secret of abiding in Jesus.

And this…

If the Spirit of God has stirred you, make as many of your decisions as possible irrevocable, and let the consequences be what they will. We cannot stay forever on the “mount of transfiguration,” basking in the light of our mountaintop experience (see Mark 9:1-9 ). But we must obey the light we received there; we must put it into action. When God gives us a vision, we must transact business with Him at that point, no matter what the cost.